• Oops I did it again… Another post about my favourite highlight colour that’s cool, characterful and unconventional. I honestly can’t help myself guys. It’s just that I live with cheerful pops of yellow and I can hand-on-heart vouch for its uplifting effects and zingy influence. As these ideas go to prove, a little goes a long way if you’re keen to try it on for yourself.

    Yellow loves dusty pink and grey – the copper lamp pulls it firmly into the here and now. Throw in a touch of light wood and you’ll be smiling.

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    I really like this unusual way to use yellow to highlight an often ignored architectural feature. This also would work with inner sills as well as wooden trim work.

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    You will never go wrong refurbishing an old cabinet or cupboard with yellow paint. Never.

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    Chic and understated, yellow is introduced in the soft furnishings including a statement rug that sets the tone.

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    Is there anything as appealing and welcoming as a bright yellow door? A yellow door being opened by Idris Elba, maybe… 

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    I like this reverse dip-dye colour blocking technique where the pop of colour sits at the top instead of bottom. 

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    This moneyed boho look is fabulous with its rich colours and textures. And note the gorgeous synergy between yellow, peacock blue and raspberry – a decorator’s go-to colour pairing that’s daring and engaging.

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    Again with the grey, dusty pink and yellow. Bedding is infinitely more interesting with a ray of yellow peeking out. 

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    Yellow is a high-impact colour so there’s no need to lay it on thick. A stand-out design object (in this case a pendant light) as well as decorative accents that pick up on it also do a brilliant job of drawing the eye and creating focus.  

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    A child’s space and yellow go together like milk and chocolate cake. You could quite easily paint an old piece of rattan, bamboo or cane furniture to give it a sassy new personality. 

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  • 5 Comments to “Ten Times Yellow Nailed It”

    1. RedCat on

      I’m planing on painting our front door yellow- just need to find the right shade!

    2. Lois Wessels on


    3. Blair Scheepers on

      RedCat, please let me know when you find the perfect shade, I’m also looking.

    4. Lalannie on

      Yellow is by far my favourite colour… love this post!

    5. Mandy Allen on

      Hi Redcat and Blair. Check the I Want That FB page, I’ve just posted a pic of my front door that’s a lovely shade of yellow.

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